Statistical Analysis of Horse racing Data

Kuldeep Kumar, S Ganesalingam, Siva Ganesh

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The principles of statistics can be applied to almost every sphere of modem life;
sports are no exception. It is hypothesized in horse racing that the odds of winning
the horse is reflected in the volume of bets placed up to the start of the race. We
have tested this hypothesis in this paper. We also looked at the effect of various variables such as the weight carried by the horse, the time taken and the barrier
effects on the finishing position of the horse. It appears that the betting remains
almost constant for winning horses while the loosing horses exhibit an increasing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
EditorsNeville de Mistre
Place of PublicationGold Coast
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event3rd conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 30 Sept 19962 Oct 1996
Conference number: 3rd


Conference3rd conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
CityGold Coast
Internet address


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